Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by SHORTSHIFTER, Nov 25, 2009.
youre spending too much time flat on your back.
your small, you should be moving your ass like a motherfucker trying for armdrags and shit. I am 63 kilo and thats all I do all day.
Bump, upa, shrimp
btw are you going to the tournament in Scarborough on the weekend?
yup... competing and working the tournament (score keeper or something)
ya i tend to rest too much that shit wont fly in competitions.. i need to stop being lazy... funny ... everyone tell me the samething... i should prolly start taking their advice...
i am short and chubby... i weigh like 177lbs... but your still right i can move and work.. but i get lazy ... i need to stop being lazy
K, I'll yell at you when I see you at the tournament.
im lazy too, but i still make a point to not be flat on my back. get a little space, hip out and/or turn your hips on their side, go inverted, any of that shit will force your opponent to transition and open up opportunities for you to attack.
the purple you went against, wasnt all that aggressive or fast, but he did keep moving.
Hopefully see you on Sunday!
competing or just watching ???
i am only doing GI which is on Saturday but i will be working the tournament on Sunday
Just watching, I work Sat, but i'll come watch no gi on Sunday.
I dont officially train bjj, but i'm thinking of joining Salvosa's gym at Kennedy/Progress in Janurary depending on the prices.
omar has a great.. i would go there but it is too far from where i live so i would never end up going
Has a great...?
Do you know how often he is the one teaching the classes? I dont mind being trained by a purple belt because I trained at OpenMat @Yonge/Bloor with Elliot Bayev and he is really good, but I'd like to get my training from a legit black belt.
ok I just watched the videos, firstly you are going against some pretty good opponents so its tough but my advice would be:
Work on escaping positions really well. From under side mount or north south you can either try hard and juke one way, go the other for reguarding or roll into a turtle and stand back up or regaurd from turtle when they guy on top is transitioning.
Also, I noticed you were short and stocky... I would highly suggest playing a game thats more suited to your body type at least in this stage of your training. i.e. playing spider guard with your stubby legs would probably be a ton more difficult than playing half guard, deep half guard, half butterfly, short half guard (or w/e you call this). Until you feel super confident with your half guard/bottom game sequences I wouldn't even worry about focusing much on your top game/passing.
Once you do get comfortable, I would suggest when you are on top of someone to focus carefully on the grips. Often times you get swept when you were on top of someone because you didn't get good grips, and also the timing was a little off. Watch andre galvao or marcelo garcia pass half guards/open guards. Their grips, but more importantly their timing is impeccable. Compare your passing with theirs side by side and write down all the differences you can tell. Then practice them with the differences in mind.
Hope that helped a little
What are you looking for in these positions? I often get people into my half guard but I dont know any submissions from there so i just wait for them to make a move and either take their back or go back to full guard.
always threatening two sweeps at a time, or a sweep/front headlock, or a sweep/arm drag. Attempting one move from those positions should allow another to be done.
You need to use for your hooks, make for hips to move make move for sweep!
Upper Academy. They have hot girls there. I trained there a couple times under Marcelino Freitas. I saw shaolin there training in the mma class while I was doing gi. It was hot as shit!!!
I liked on rua das laranajerias and rua alice, right on the corner.
Awesome, i cant wait to try that.